Lucy Spoors began rowing at Christchurch Girls’ High School and Canterbury Rowing Club in 2005 at 15 years of age.
After just two years in the sport she made her first New Zealand team as part of the Junior Women’s Quadruple Sculls in 2007. The following year she was again selected in the Junior team, this time sweeping in the Women’s Coxless Four. The crew won Gold at the 2008 World Rowing Junior Championships in Linz, Austria. From 2009–12 Lucy was a member of the U23 Women’s Quad, making an appearance at the 2010 Elite World Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro in the Women’s Four. Her U23 quad claimed Bronze in 2012 at the U23 World Rowing Championship in Trakai, Lithuania.
In 2014 she was selected in the Elite Women’s Quad and won multiple World Rowing Cup medals and World Rowing Championship A finals before narrowly missing out on qualification for Rio in 2016. In 2017, Lucy tried her hand at sweeping again and was selected in the Elite Women’s Eight. The crew won Gold at World Rowing Cup II, at the Henley Royal Regatta, Silver at World Rowing Cup III, and finished with a Bronze at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida. The year of 2017, Lucy also won her first two Premier National titles with Southern RPC, winning Gold in the Women's premier Coxless Four and Women's Eight - earning herself a red coat. Lucy was also in the Women’s Eight in 2018 that won a number of World Rowing Cup medals and was unlucky to miss out on the A-final at the World Rowing Championships.
2019 was Lucy’s most successful year on record. Spearheading an impressive Women’s Eight, Lucy won Gold at World Rowing Cup III and took a win at the Royal Henley regatta, but the truly notable achievement came when Lucy and the Women’s Eight won a historic first-ever World Rowing Championship Gold in Racice, Czech Republic. This also qualified the boat for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Following this success, Lucy came away with a Silver medal as part of the Women's Eight in her Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
After the Olympics, Lucy and Fiancé - Brook Robertson (Olympic Rower), announced they were having a baby. Lucy continued with monitored training going to Europe back in June of 2022, rowing at the Henley Royal Regatta when she was 17 weeks pregnant. Lucy was then ready to race in the World Cup in Lucerne, preparing to race in the Double scull with Olympic Single sculls champion Emma Twigg. But it was Twigg who was unable to row, coming down with Covid.
On the 13th of December, 2022 - Rupert Sydney Robertson was born. Spoors has a return to fitness plan for the first three months after the birth of her baby boy, but her primary focus has been on bonding with her newborn son 'Ru'.
Lucy has been named in the 2023 Elite Women's Double with fellow mother - Brooke Francis, with the goal of qualifying a boat at the World Championships this year and competing at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Off the water, she has completed a degree in Linguistics through Massey University. She has been enjoying motherhood and showing Baby Ru the world with Fiancé, Brook Robertson.